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Year 5

Hello everyone, my name is Mrs Frost and I am the Year 5 class teacher. This year, I will working alongside Mr Westwood our classroom support. We are both very much looking forward to supporting the children throughout Year 5.


In Year 5, your child is expected to demonstrate increased independence in all areas of the curriculum. He/she needs to become an excellent communicator who is able to talk about his/her learning and can explain the processes and strategies he/she uses. Working efficiently and collaboratively, will allow your child to maximise his/her potential.


This class page aims to share with you examples of children’s work, photos of the children immersed in their learning, guidance and documents to support your understanding of what and how your child is learning in Year five. You will also find lots of exciting class news, so please ensure you keep your eye on our class page. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask either me or Mr Westwood and we will do our very best to help you. 


Mrs Frost and Mr Westwood



Curriculum Overview



In class, we have been focusing on a picture book- Farther by Grahame Baker-Smith. We have been using this book as a stimulus for the children's writing.  Recently, the children created fantastic narratives, utilising their creativity and SPaG tricks to engage the reader. Please see examples below. 

Children's work


This term in maths, we have had a big focus on shape. The children have learnt the names of different polygons, identified and can talk about different properties of shapes (both regular and irregular) and they are currently learning how to find the perimeter and area of shapes- some more complex than others. See below

Children's work


Currently, the children are really enjoying learning all about space. So far, we have studied the Earth, sun and moon, how the Earth, sun and moon move and more recently why we have day and night and different time zones in different places in the world. 


In history, we have started a very interesting topic - Vikings. We now know who the Vikings were and made our own opinions as to whether they were really brutal invaders. Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on significant figures such as: King Guthrum and Alfred the Great (the King of Wessex) plus many more. Take a look below to see some of our fantastic work. 


Our focus artist this term is Jose Vergara. Vergara is an impressively talented hyperrealist who is quickly transforming our idea of coloured pencils and their artistic potential. The 19-year-old artist was born in Mexico City, raised in Madrid and currently resides in south Texas. The children, over the next few weeks, will be producing an art piece in this particular artist's style. They are focusing on creating their own realistic drawings of a dragon's eye. At the moment, they are building up a bank of skills to apply to their final pieces. Please see below. 

Children's work